Swiss Dressage Team Opts Out of Beijing Games; Humidity, Travel Stress Cited

Switzerland's dressage team will not take part at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The move follows the withdrawal of the team's top rider, Silvia Ikle, who doesn't want to expose her horse to travel-related stress and the humid conditions in Hong Kong during the summer.

Ikle's decision not to participate has consequences for the entire national dressage team, the Swiss equestrian

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